Student Leader Application

Welcome! This is the central information page for UCSC Resident Assistant (RA)/Neighborhood Assistant (NA) (PDF) and Programs Assistant (PA)/Community Assistant (CA) (PDF) applications for the 2021–22 academic year. This year, we are streamlining the student leader application process campus-wide. As a result, the following deadlines apply for all areas:

Applications available: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:00 AM

Application deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:59 PM

Individual interviews: Returning applicant interviews will occur in late March and first-time applicant interviews will occur in April.

Decisions sent to candidates: Monday, May 17, 2021

Position decisions returned to individual units: Monday, May 24, 2021

Career Center Workshop

Resume Workshop for Student Leader Applications
Note: You must be logged in to your UCSC Google account to view the video of the workshop.

College Student Life Involvement Opportunities

If you receive communication informing you that you are not moving forward in the process, please consider some of the following linked skill-building opportunities in order to help you to reapply for next year:

Colleges Nine and Ten

  • Positions in the Activities Office ( Fall Planning Assistant, Activities Office Assistant, Tech Crew, Terry Freitas Cafe Staff, College Guides, Student Senate
  • Positions in the Cocurricular Office ( Faculty Initiatives Assistants, CoCurricular Office Assistant, Practical Activism Conference Planners

Cowell & Stevenson






Rachel Carson College

Our interview process will conclude late April. At that time, if you would like to hear feedback on your interview(s), please email


Position Descriptions

Programs Assistant (PA)/Community Assistant (CA) (PDF)

Resident Assistant (RA)/Neighborhood Assistant (NA) (PDF)